wrecked sunset

lee Henley

Bellerive, Australia

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Went for a mission today to see what i could find that was a bit diff from my normal shots and came across this shipwreck..
Featured in Hobart,Tasmania 8/10/2010

another 20 min exposure..sort of wish i did a normal length exposure because it was one of the nicest sunsets i have seen in a while and only got to take one shot…and i could have gotten quite a few tonight.. planing on going back, as there is two wrecks next to each other..
so hopefully i will have some more to post in the next week or so..
Ive found some info on this wreck to

The Otago was three masted iron barque that was built by A. Stephen at Glasgow, Scotland, in 1869. The vessel measured 147′ × 26′ × 14′ and was 367 tons register. In 1872 the barque was transferred from Glasgow to Adelaide, South Australia, under the ownership of James Simson and various associates.

The Otago’s chief claim to fame is that the vessel was the only command of the famous novelist Joseph Conrad. On 4 December 1889 Captain John Snadden had died in the Gulf of Siam and the Otago was forced to put in at Bankok where the first mate was placed in command. Conrad captained the vessel to Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Mauritius and finally back to Adelaide.

At the end of its sailing career in 1903 the Otago was purchased by Huddart Parker and Co. and subsequently converted to a coal lighter. The vessel arrived at Hobart in July 1905 to replace the condemned hulk Frederica. In January 1931 the Otago was sold to local shipbreaker Henry Dodge and towed to its present location. The hulk was partially dismantled for scrap metal in 1937 and more completely in 1957.
Derwent River,Tasmania, Australia
shot with a Canon 30D
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